Here’s the fourth in our series of posts on the beauty around us: Babcock / Webb
The vast Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area is located east of I-75 and south of Punta Gorda near I-75 Exit 158 (Tuckers Grade). Although it shares the Babcock name with nearby Babcock Ranch, it is a separate natural area managed by the FWC.
Most of the land is hydric (wet) pine flatwoods, with large expanses of marsh and open water.
Bob and Joan Winter, Lemon Bay Conservancy and Peace River Audubon members, forwarded their recently completed video about visiting “the Webb” for all of us to enjoy. Here’s a link to YouTube:
Thank you Joan and Bob for sharing your experiences with us!
Dr. Bill Dunson is also a frequent visitor to Babcock/Webb. Here are two of his blog posts from the LBC website that describe some of the amazing variety of plants and animals to be found there:
If you’re reading this post and would like to share your photos or videos depicting the “Beauty Around Us,” please send a note with your content to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work to include your input in future posts in this series.
Note: Currently, Babcock/Webb is closed due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak. Check the FWC website for the latest information before planning a visit.